September

The Flying Millyard: Five litres of eccentric joy

The Flying Millyard: Five litres of eccentric joy

When the judges at the exclusive Salon Privé show awarded Allen Millyard the Best in Show for his exquisite Honda SS100 V-twin, an idea formed in his mechanically mischievous mind. "I thought, if I've...

New MCN October 1: Cologne Show new bike special

New MCN October 1: Cologne Show new bike special

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from October 1: - 27 new bikes including the Kawasaki H2R and Ducati Scrambler - New BMW S1000RR, R1200R and R1200RS -...

Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

Cologne Show: Yamaha release GEN01 concept

There was one surprise from Yamaha today. Having written about the XJR1300 and MT-07 Moto Cage yesterday, we thought that we had seen everything that the Japanese manufacturer had to offer, but they...

Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner

Cologne Show: Honda release new VFR800X Crossrunner

Honda has revealed a heavily revised version of the VFR800X Crossrunner which gets more power and mid-range torque, new styling, traction control (HSTC), and longer travel suspension along with new...

Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

Cologne Show: KTM Freeride E-SM and E-SX

• 21.4bhp electric supermoto • Legal for A1 licence holders aged 16 • Lightweight and punchy performance The Freeride E-SM is the road-legal version of the Freeride E-SX motocross bike...

Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis

Cologne Show: Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS and other new Suzukis

• 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four • 182bhp / 86lbft • Now with ABS as standard Dreams of an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2015 will have to stay just that, with the only update for the flagship...

Official Kawasaki H2R reveal video

Official Kawasaki H2R reveal video

Kawasaki today announced their new, 296bhp creating 'hyperbike' at the INTERMOT show in Cologne. To say that the hype generated for this machine has been substantial would be an understatement;...

Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles

Cologne Show: New Triumph Bonnevilles

Bonneville Spirit edition • T100 based retro • Chopped mudguards • Minimalist black headlamp • £7499 Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising...

Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650

Cologne Show: New Kawasaki Versys 650

• 649cc parallel twin • More peak power • 21 litre tank Also benefitting from a visit to the beauty parlour is the new Versys 650. Already rightly popular for being a great all-road...

Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000

Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000

• 1043cc inline-four • Redesigned bodywork • More touring ability Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 has always been a good bike, but it’s also always been uglier than a box of frogs pulling faces.

Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

Cologne Show: All-new BMW R1200RS

• 1170cc water-cooled boxer twin • 125bhp / 92lbft • Return of the famous RS name BMW’s rush to fill every single niche in motorcycling continues at a frantic pace with this new...

Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed

Cologne Show: Ducati Scrambler revealed

• 796cc air-cooled V-twin • 75bhp / 50.2lbft • Four versions • Full LCD dash • Custom-friendly After years of rumours, spy pictures, and multiple leaks – Ducati finally...

Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2

Cologne Show: Radical Kawasaki Ninja H2

• 998cc supercharged inline-four • 296bhp / 115lbft (est) • 200mph+ capability • Trellis frame • Single-sided swingarm It’s been a long time coming, but there’s no doubt...

Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Cologne Show: KTM 1290 Super Adventure

• 1301cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 160bhp / 100ftlb (est) • Bigger fairing for more protection • Semi-active suspension • Optional ‘hill hold control’ MCN showed you the 2015 KTM...

Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

Cologne Show: Suzuki’s new V-Strom 650

• 645cc liquid-cooled V-twin • 68bhp / 44lbft • Wire wheels • V-Strom 1000 style ‘Beak’ • Optional hard luggage The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the...

Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

Cologne Show: All-new Suzuki GSX-S1000

• 999cc inline-four • 155bhp (est) / 80lbft (est) • GSX-R1000 K5 engine • All-new chassis • 3-mode traction control If disaffected sportsbike owners need somewhere to channel...

Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

Cologne Show: Triumph Street Triple RX

• 675cc inline-triple • 105bhp / 50lbft • Daytona 675 tail unit • Quickshifter as standard • Seat cowl, belly pan & fly screen The naked middleweight market has been...

Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

Cologne Show: New BMW S1000RR

• 999cc, inline four-cylinder, water-cooled • 199bhp / 83.3lbft • New twin spar aluminium frame • Semi-active suspension • Restyled bodywork BMW’s superbike rivals must be...

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

Cologne Show: New Yamaha XJR1300s unveiled

• 1251cc air-cooled inline-four • 97bhp / 80lbft • Twin Ohlins shocks • Black 4-2-1 exhaust • Solo seat design Yamaha have deepened their love affair with the yard-built...

Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

Cologne Show: New Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage unveiled

• 689cc parallel-twin • 74bhp / 50bhp • Frame and engine guards • Red front / black rear wheel • Adjustable light mask Those with a keen eye and long memory might recall the...

Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

Cologne Show – Yamaha 125s get ABS

Following the launch of the new higher-specification model for the 2014 season, the YZF-R125 has maintained its position as the top selling supersport bike in the 125cc class. In January 2015 it will...

We want your help to find some of Britain's worst potholes

We want your help to find some of Britain's worst potholes

We're in the process of putting together an article about potholes on UK roads and we're in need of your help. If there are any nasty looking potholes in your area, get a picture and note down the...

Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

Cologne Show: New Moto Guzzi V7

Moto Guzzi has given the popular V7 range a thorough going over and has included the fitment of ABS and traction control along with a host of improvements. The 48bhp V7 range comprises the same three...

Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed

Cologne Show: Aprilia Caponord Rally revealed

Aprilia has added a new model to the Caponord 1200 range in the form of this heavily-optioned Rally version which gets a host of new parts aimed at appealing to long distance riders and those who...

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Video: Ducati Scrambler spied testing by MCN reader

Although the Ducati Scrambler is just days away from being unveiled to the public, Ducati is still putting the bike through its paces on the roads. An MCN reader was lucky enough to get this onboard...

New MCN September 24: Is the GS beaten?

New MCN September 24: Is the GS beaten?

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 24: - Is the GS finally beaten? After 843 miles in the Alps we find out - Yamaha SR400 vs Royal Enfield...

Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?

Will Cal Crutchlow be competitive on Honda next year?

There are no two ways about it, Cal Crutchlow's had a difficult year onboard the Ducati and he'll be hoping his results improve onboard the Honda in 2015.

Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?

Is there any point in a 250bhp road bike?

Kawasaki’s all-new supercharged H2 is going to be packed with high-spec components, will pump out around 250bhp and is expected to cost in excess of £20,000. But is there any point in a 250bhp plus...

New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last

New MCN September 17: Rossi wins at last

In this week's new look MCN paper, available in newsagents, on iPad and Android from September 17: - Rossi wins again: "I think this year I'm the best Valentino ever!" - World exclusive: New BMW...

The SPecial One

The SPecial One

Honda’s SP-1, or the VTR1000 SP-1 RC51 to give it its proper name, will always hold a very special place in motorcycle history. This is a bike born out of necessity – not to mention a considerable...

Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’

Insider trading: ‘This year we’ll be happy to sell 30 GSX-Rs’

It’s no secret that new bike sales for Suzuki have been hard of late. The last five years have been particularly tough and this is mainly down to a line-up that is lacking in new and exciting models.

Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival

Battling with World Champions and Old Machinery at Goodwood Revival

Having spent a weekend surrounded by old - often mouthwatering - 1950s metal, diligent, resourceful mechanics and some racing legends, it becomes clear that racing classic motorcycles requires a...

Video: New KTM RC390 first ride

Video: New KTM RC390 first ride

For the first time in years there’s a machine for young sportsbike fans to get excited about. If you’re 19 and have just passed your A2 licence you can rip up your L plates and pretend you’re...

Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates

Ultra Limited Low tourer leads a raft of HD model updates

Harley-Davidson describes its new 2015 Ultra Limited Low as ‘slammed and loaded’, which means as well as featuring the lowest seat height of any premium touring bike, it also comes with a thumping...

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph Thruxton Ace special edition unveiled

Triumph has revealed this special edition version of the Thruxton called the Ace which celebrates the link between the British manufacturer and the famous London café so synonymous with motorcycle...

New Street Triple RX spied

New Street Triple RX spied

This is the new Triumph Street Triple RX, if the decal on the side panel is to be believed. Spied last week undergoing a test at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, the model is clearly an interim update or...